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Perfection: Salisbury has great freshman campaign, helps NYU win national title

Being a goalie brings with it certain positives and negatives.

When they win goaltenders are lauded and applauded for their quick acumen between the pipes.

When they lose, well they are often looked at as the reason why.

In short a goalie can go from hero to goat or vice versa in a matter of moments, thus are the highs and lows of the position.

Over the course of the 2016-17 college hockey season 2014 Mt. Pleasant High School graduate Adam Salisbury had a season to remember as he helped the New York University Violets win the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II national club team title.

For the season Salisbury, a freshman, went 13-0-1 between the pipes for the Violets who finished the season with a record of 27-4-1.

"Winning it all was an absolute rush," said Salisbury, who played three years of junior hockey in Oklahoma, Florida and Massachusetts before moving to Manhattan and becoming a member of the NYU hockey team. "I have been playing hockey for 16 years and (winning the national title) was a great experience."

Salisbury posted three shutouts on the season and had a 1.33 goals against average during the regular season. After winning the Super East Conference Playoffs the Violets locked up one of 16 spots in the national championship tournament where they promptly went 4-0-1 en route to the crown.

"I wouldn't say we were an underdog because we won the national title two years ago," said Salisbury, who was named to the all-tournament team. "But we were in a tough group with other former national champions."

NYU beat Liberty University 4-3 in Columbus, Ohio to lock up the national crown in mid-March and Salisbury couldn't be happier, which makes sense since he didn't lose a single game all season.

"It was a pretty good season," he added.

Last Updated: 4/12/2017 1:39:20 PM EST